City Year Chicago
The heartbeat of the Midwest, Chicago has always attracted young people to its shores and skyscrapers. AmeriCorps members here are inspired to help students build on their strengths, take risks in their learning and feel connected to their school communities.
Support students in Chicago
We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.
Chicago has 77 different neighborhoods, each with its own culture.
Addressing the challenge
There are 254 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with more than 15,000 students throughout Chicago.
Our impact in Chicago
We partner with educators while supporting, mentoring and lifting up our students so that they are able to fully take advantage of their drive and skill sets.
Your City Year Chicago resources
Go into your City Year with resources and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Chicago experience.
Chicago is the third largest city in the country and has quickly become the quintessential American city. With public transportation running 24/7, anything you need is in close proximity.Read about the local benefits
Explore the city
We’ll walk you through how to use the CTA to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year Chicago experience.See our Chicago city guide
City Year Chicago is pleased to announce that Myetie Hamilton has been selected as the organization's new Executive Director.Read more
Englewood students share appreciations for their City Year AmeriCorps membersRead more